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Holiday Festival of the Arts

11/20/2015 - 12/24/2015 - 10:00 am - 7:00 pm at Allied Arts Holiday Festival of the Arts
4145 Meridian St

Allied Arts of Whatcom County invites you to celebrate the season with the 36th Annual Holiday Festival of the Arts, a five week long festival featuring the work of over 100 local artisans and craftspeople. The affordable, locally handmade products range from jewelry, paintings, wearable art, specialty foods, and art from found materials.

New this year, the festival will be open seven days a week and open 10 am until 7 pm. Whether you’ve been naughty or nice, we’ll have one waiting for you on ice at happy hour every Friday and Saturday from 4:00-6:00pm. Enjoy local music and beverages as you shop! Fill your weekends with live local music, artist demos and workshops, and bring the kids in for fun free family art projects.  Don’t miss out on this great opportunity to get all your holiday shopping done under one roof and support local artists at the same time! We are located at the same great place as last year – 4145 Meridian Street next to the Burlington Store. Closed Thanksgiving Day & closing at 3pm, Dec. 24th

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Deck the (Old City) Hall

11/27/2015 - 12/31/2015 - All Day at Old City Hall
121 Prospect Street

Celebrate the holiday season at the Whatcom Museum’s historic Old City Hall building, which will be decked with sparkling lights outside and decorated trees inside. Starting the Friday after Thanksgiving and running through January 3, visitors can view our decorated trees, visit with Santa, and enter a raffle. Sponsored by the Museum Advocates and the Foundation Board of Directors, admission is by donation.

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‘A Tuna Christmas’ at Bellingham Theatre Guild

11/27/2015 - 12/13/2015 - 7:30 pm - 9:30 pm at Bellingham Theatre Guild
1600 H Street

“A Tuna Christmas” will hit the Bellingham Theatre Guild stage November 27 to December 13, 2015. In this sequel to the hit “Greater Tuna,” it’s Christmas in the third smallest town in Texas. Radio station OKKK news personalities Thurston Wheelis and Arles Struvie report on various Yuletide activities, including hot competition in the annual lawn display contest. In other news, voracious Joe Bob Lipsey’s production of “A Christmas Carol” is jeopardized by unpaid electric bills. Many colorful Tuna denizens, some you will recognize and some appearing here for the first time, join in the holiday fun.

Show times are Thursdays through Saturdays at 7:30, with 2:00 pm matinees on Sundays. Tickets are $14 for adults, $12 for seniors 62+ and students. Ticketing is available online at, or 1:00 to 6:00 pm Tuesdays through Saturdays at the Guild Box Office, 1600 H Street. Phone orders can be made at 360-733-1811.


The Lights of Christmas

12/03/2015 - 12/29/2015 - 5:00 pm - 10:00 pm at Warm Beach Camp
20800 Marine Drive

The largest holiday festival in the Pacific Northwest! Visit Warm Beach Camp’s Lights of Christmas from 5-10pm Thursday through Sunday, December 3rd-6th in Stanwood. In addition to the more than one million lights, there will be activities for kids, live entertainment, music, dinner theater, holiday shopping and more! Tickets are $11-$16. The event continues Dec. 10-13, 17-23 and 26-29.

xmas cookies

Holiday Port Festival

12/04/2015 - 12/06/2015 - All Day at Bellingham Cruise Terminal
355 Harris Ave

The Port of Bellingham’s annual Holiday Port Festival is December 4-6th at the Bellingham Cruise Terminal. Enjoy music by more than 35 local bands, orchestras, choirs and performance groups, visits with Santa and Mrs. Claus, art activities for kids, horse-and-wagon rides, gingerbread house viewings and much more! The Festival runs 12-8pm Friday, and 11am-5pm Saturday and Sunday. Entry and parking is free.

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Santa Paws at Whatcom Humane Society

12/04/2015 - 12/06/2015 - All Day at Whatcom Humane Society
2172 Division Street

Bring your two and four legged family to the Whatcom Humane Society for a visit and photo with Santa Paws.  Santa Paws will be at the Whatcom Humane Society on:

Friday, December 4 @ 5:00 pm – 8:00 pm
Saturday, December 5 @ 11:00 am – 3:00 pm
Sunday, December 6 @ 11:00 am – 3:00 pm

With a $20.00 donation you will receive a 4×6 photo card and digital file sent to you via email.

Dogs must be on a leash and cats & other small animals in a secure carrier. No appointment necessary.  Cash, check and credit cards accepted. All proceeds benefit the Whatcom Humane Society.

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Art Walk in Bellingham

12/04/2015 - 6:00 pm - 10:00 pm at Downtown Bellingham
1300 Bay Street

The first Friday of every month, the Downtown Bellingham Partnership invites you to explore the diversity of art venues in downtown Bellingham. Talented artists, unique galleries, delicious restaurants await attendees of the monthly Art Walks in downtown Bellingham. Art Walk maps and lists of venues will be available at the participating venues!.

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Breakfast with Sinterklaas

12/05/2015 - 8:00 am - 11:00 am at Lynden Community Center
410 Grover St

Have breakfast with Sinterklaas and Zwarte Piets on December 5th. Enjoy all you can eat pancake breakfast from 8:00 am- 11:00 a.m, and visit with Sinter when he arrives at 9:30 he spreads traditional Dutch holiday cheer! Bring the whole family to visit Sinterklaas at the Lynden Community Center. Breakfast cost is $5/$3. Bring your camera! FREE to visit Sinter.

xmas ornaments

Christmas Ornament Embossing Workshop

12/05/2015 - 1:00 pm - 2:30 pm at The Foundry
1515 N Forest St

Get ready to decorate for the holidays and create shimmering eye-catching ornaments using the art of metal tooling. Students will learn about this Mexican folk-inspired art, and artist Kath Piros will guide them in metal embossing techniques, piercing, color and making intricate designs on metal tooling foil. Each student will create 2 holiday images in metal, for use as Christmas ornaments, window hangings, or fancy gift tags. Use our customized templates or create your own designs. Use of all materials included. Cost: $12.50 for Foundry members, $15 for non-members


Holiday Book Festival

12/10/2015 - 12:00 pm - 8:00 pm at Bellingham Cruise Terminal
355 Harris Ave

The Holiday Book Festival is Thursday, December 10th on the second floor of the Bellingham Cruise Terminal from 12pm-8pm!  26 of the Pacific Northwest’s greatest authors and illustrators will be on hand to sign their books and art.

If you’ve ever wanted to write your OWN book, there’ll be experts on hand to give you advice!  The Holiday Book Festival is FREE for the family on December 10th!  Click here for more information.

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